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In line with Sarawak Energy’s Contractor Capabilities Building initiative, the Centre for Technology Excellence Sarawak (CENTEXS) and the Sarawak Energy Learning Centre (SELC) recently became the first collaborated training provider to be certified as an accredited Electrical Courses Training Provider from the Electrical Inspectorate Unit (EIU) of the Sarawak Ministry of Utility and Telecommunication (MUT). The accreditation enables CENTEXS and SELC to offer competency electrical training courses specifically for Sarawak Energy contractors and individual electricians, further supporting Sarawak Energy’s contractor development initiatives.
A collaboration between CENTEXS, MUT and Sarawak Energy to improve accessibility to training and development for contractors in the electrical field, the certification seeks to increase the pool of skilled workers and competent persons in the industry, supporting the development needs of the state.
CENTEXS begun its pilot training programme for Sarawak Energy contractors on 20 February, with the introduction of the ‘Certificate of Competency as Chargeman L2 (Overhead Lines)’ course at the Sarawak Energy Learning Centre at Jalan Belian, Sungai Biawak. Twelve local Sarawakian contractors eager to upskill and reskill themselves attended the inaugural session; with a second and third batch of trainees slated to undergo the programme in March and April respectively.
The comprehensive curricula incorporates both classroom and practical training; providing participants with knowledge and skills to continue leading and supporting the high demand for electrical expertise in the workforce. The academy will continue to offer the Chargeman L2 (Overhead Lines) course with plans to roll out other Chargeman programmes including ‘Chargeman L1’, ‘Chargeman L2 (Underground)’, ‘Chargeman H2 (Underground)’, and ‘Chargeman H2 (Overhead Line)’ in the coming months. 525 contractors and industrial workers are expected to attend the upcoming Chargeman Programmes.
The training programme aligns with Sarawak Energy’s corporate commercial objectives in the key focus area of delivering commercial excellence by improving quality of vendor and contractor management – further increasing the talent pool and competitiveness of Sarawak Energy Projects procurement.
Commenting on the programme, Sarawak Energy Senior Vice President for Contract and Procurement, Yusri bin Safri said, “We look forward to this partnership as we work together to address the challenges related to the shortage of skilled contractors in the electrical field. Sarawak Energy is committed to supporting strategies that help to foster strong, sustainable and balanced growth in Sarawak. With every occupation, the level of competencies and skills required are evolving, as the knowledge content of operational processes and service delivery rises. With such training and development programmes, we can ensure that the workforce is not merely upskilled but also equipped with sufficient knowledge and experience for the future.”
Sarawak Energy contractors interested to know more about the available modules can email Sarawak Energy’s Vendor Development division at firstname.lastname@example.org or CENTEXS at email@example.com
Sarawak Energy Senior Vice President for Contract and Procurement, Yusri bin Safri said that the training programmes would ensure that the workforce is not merely upskilled but also equipped with sufficient knowledge and experience for the future.
The Electrical Courses offered by CENTEXS for Sarawak Energy contractors includes classroom and practical learning sessions.